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There’s An Exciting New Way to Access Dark Web Data

Posted on September 21, 2017 by

In case you missed it, we’re going to be rocking the Strata Data Conference next week. And if you’re still not sure about whether or not to drop by booth #P17 to meet the people behind Webhose.io, we thought we’d take this opportunity to give you some more information about the new Dark Web Data Feed which we will be officially launching at the conference.

Basically, this service that will enable any user to extract structured data from the dark web through our REST API. We crawl the darkest nooks and crannies of the dark web, you get structured data. If you’re familiar with our other services, such as the news API, the concept here is similar – except instead of scanning and structuring data from sites like cnn.com, we’re now crawling the TOR network.

And if our news, blogs and forum data feeds became the fuel that powers the world’s leading media monitoring companies (see our case studies to learn more), we’re hoping the dark web data will drive cyber-security, research, and internal threat monitoring worldwide.

Here’s an excerpt from a press release we just issued on this topic:

The TOR network has become a hub of illicit activities. Due to its highly disparate and sprawling structure, cyber-security providers are struggling to shed light on the various Onion sites and marketplaces used for anonymous sale of drugs, stolen credit cards and other illicit materials. The Dark Web Data Feed is built on Webhose’s unique crawling and discovery technology to provide best-in-class coverage of millions of pages on the dark web, with thousands of new sources discovered and added on a daily basis.

“We are seeing growing interest in dark web data in both the private and public sectors”, said Ran Geva, CEO of Webhose.io. “Organizations need to tap into this data source to better map out existing threats and detect new ones, and the Dark Web Data Feed gives them an easy and scalable way to get and filter the data using a simple API call.”

So there you have it – structured darknet data, at your fingertips. To see a really cool example of how this data is already being used, check out Follow the Bitcoin With Python, BlockExplorer and Webhose.io.

We’d love to tell you more, so if you’re in New York you should DEFINITELY meet us at the Strata Data Conference, booth #P17. If you’re not – no worries! Schedule a live demo to see the Dark Web Data Feed in action.

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